4183.0 - Cultural Funding by Government, Australia, 2012-13 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/05/2014  Final
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NEW SOUTH WALES

OVERVIEW

In 2012-13, the estimate of cultural expenditure funded by the New South Wales Government was $899.8m or 27% of the cultural expenditure funded by state and territory governments. This was an increase of 10% from $815.2m in 2011-12. Recurrent expenses accounted for 70% of New South Wales Government cultural expenditure. The estimate of per person expenditure funded by the New South Wales Government was $122.30.

In 2012-13, the estimate of expenditure of New South Wales Government funds on Heritage activities increased 7% to $657.4m. This increase was largely attributable to increases in expenditure on Environmental heritage, and Other museums and cultural heritage up $20.6m and $19.6m respectively.


NSW GOVERNMENT HERITAGE EXPENDITURE
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In 2012-13, the estimate of expenditure of New South Wales Government funds for Arts activities increased by 19% to $242.4m. The main contributor to this increase was Performing arts venues where government funded expenditure rose by $35.7m (35%) due primarily to capital investment. Smaller increases were also reported for Drama and Music performance up $3.4m and $3.2m respectively. Partially offsetting this was a fall in Film and video production and distribution with the estimate of expenditure for 2012-13 being $6.0m (34%) lower than 2011-12.


NSW GOVERNMENT ARTS EXPENDITURE, By selected categories
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